Cold weather kicks in

Maseru – A Lesotho Meteorological Services (LMS) Meteorology observer based at Semonkong, Mr. Foto Molise said more freezing-cold temperatures are anticipated.


He said this in an interview on Monday, where he warned this year is poised to be colder than last year due to the prevailing climate change.


He noted that winter is just around the corner, as evidenced by the recent drops in temperatures, and the emergence of in most pasts.


He advised travellers to always seek information regarding expected weathers before traveling.


Molise emphasised the need for the public to take weather warnings seriously to avoid unnecessary accidents.


Meanwhile Mr Molelejane Mohale of Potato Lesotho Association (PLA) expressed concern that the prevailing weather which he feared might affect their potatoes which are due for harvest at the end of April.


He added that those that planted around November last year are ready for harvest, adding that farmers are only awaiting the moisture to go down so that harvesting resumes.


Semonkong is a mountainous area situated about 130 kilometres from the capital city Maseru.


It is considered one of the coldest areas in the country during winter with temperatures often dropping below zero degrees Celsius. Lena

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